Summer is heating up on AMC+, the company’s premium streaming bundle, with a robust lineup of new original series and exclusive specials in July, including the world premiere of the five-part AMC+ Original drama The North Water, from See-Saw Films, and Rhombus Media, distributed internationally by BBC Studios, starring BAFTA-winner Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, Godless), Golden Globe-winning actor Colin Farrell (In Bruges, True Detective), and SAG Award-winner Stephen Graham (Line of Duty, Boardwalk Empire), on Thursday, July 15. The North Water is an immersive drama based on the critically acclaimed, best-selling novel by Ian McGuire, and adapted and directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Looking).
Also this July, genre-loving fans are invited to celebrate [email protected] all month long with debuts of the AMC+ Exclusive film Archenemy, starring Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike), on Thursday, July 1; AMC+ Exclusive The Walking Dead: Origins, a new series of specials focused on fan-favorite characters Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan), Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) on Thursday, July 15; and access to AMC Networks’ [email protected] panels the day after their Comic-Con debut.
As previously announced, new AMC+ Originals also set to debut in July include the gripping six-part revenge thriller The Beast Must Die, starring BAFTA Award-winning actor Jared Harris (Chernobyl, Mad Men) and Critics Choice nominee Cush Jumbo OBE (The Good Wife, The Good Fight) on Monday, July 5, and the new half-hour, stop-motion animated baby doll series Ultra City Smiths on Thursday, July 22, featuring an all-star voice cast.
Premieres for the month in chronological order:
Archenemy – Film Premieres Thursday, July 1
From RLJE Films, Archenemy is a superhero action film starring Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike) as Max Fist, a man who claims to be a hero from another dimension who fell through time and space and lost his superpowers when he landed on earth. No one believes his stories except for a local teen named Hamster. Today, Max and Hamster take to the streets to wipe out the local drug syndicate and its vicious crime boss, The Manager. **Premieres as part of AMC+’s Comic-Con package
Deadwater Fell – Full Season 1 Binge Premieres Thursday, July 1
Four-part British drama about a doctor (David Tennant, Broadchurch) and his teacher wife (Anna Madeley, All Creatures Great and Small), who lead a seemingly perfect life in a Scottish town. Then a fire ravages their home one night, forcing those closest to them to question everything they knew about their friends. Cush Jumbo OBE (The Good Fight) co-stars. *Sundance Now
Diana: 7 Days – Premieres Thursday, July 1
Discover the inside story of the week that followed the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. In-depth interviews with Diana’s sons, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, reveal intimate details about their relationship and reactions, from the moment they heard the news of their mother’s death to the day of the funeral itself.
Diana: The Legacy of a Princess – Premieres Thursday, July 1
This special recalls the life, philanthropy, career, marriage, divorce, and romances of the late Princess Diana with interviews and footage.
The Beast Must Die – New Series Premieres Mondays Beginning July 5
A modern retelling of the Nicholas Blake novel (pseudonym of Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis CBE) taken from his Nigel Strangeways series, this gripping six-part AMC+ Original revenge thriller stars BAFTA Award-winning actor Jared Harris (Chernobyl, Mad Men) and Cush Jumbo OBE (The Good Wife, The Good Fight). After learning the police investigation into the fatal hit and run of her young son Martie has been dropped, Frances Cairnes (Jumbo) takes matters into her own hands. Posing as a novelist researching a new murder mystery, Frances ingratiates herself with the family of George Rattery (Harris), the man she suspects is responsible and sets a plan in action to kill him. Episodes will debut on AMC+ one week ahead of their AMC linear airings on Mondays at 10:00 PM ET/PT.
Ode to Joy – Premieres Wednesday, July 7
How does a man who is – literally – paralyzed by happiness find love? Thanks to a condition called cataplexy – a rare disorder that causes him to lose control of his muscles whenever he is overcome by strong emotion, particularly joy – Brooklyn librarian Charlie (Martin Freeman) has learned to carefully edit all delight triggering people, places, and events out of his life. *IFC Films Unlimited Exclusive
The Kid with a Bike – Premieres Wednesday, July 7
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, the deeply moving film by the Dardenne brothers (L’enfant, Rosetta) delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril (Thomas Doret). When his father abandons him, Cyril obsessively searches for his bicycle – placing his last bit of hope in this symbol of their relationship. *IFC Films Unlimited Exclusive
The Best of The Walking Dead – Premieres Thursdays, Beginning July 8
New collection of specials spotlighting fan-favorite characters from The Walking Dead.
• Best of Morgan – Premieres Thursday, July 8
• Best of Daryl – Premieres Thursday, July 15
• Best of Maggie – Premieres Thursday, July 22
• Best of Negan – Premieres Thursday, July 29
• Best of Carol – Premieres Thursday, August 5
Son – Premieres Thursday, July 8
Irish American horror-thriller starring Emile Hirsch, Andi Matichak, and Luke David Blumm. When a young boy contracts a mysterious illness, his mother must decide how far she will go to protect him from terrifying forces in her past. *Shudder Exclusive
Motherland – Season 3 Full Series Binge Premieres Thursday, July 8
Britain’s favorite gang of moms (and dad) is back for a third season of the comedy series Motherland, navigating the pitfalls of middle-class parenting and the complicated politics of the school gates. *Sundance Now Exclusive
Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty – New Episodes Continue Every Saturday with Season Finale on Saturday, July 10
Narrated by BAFTA-winning actor Bill Nighy, BBC America’s compelling saga continues the heartstring-tugging, dramatic tale of survival revolving around three families of meerkats who are descendants of the legendary meerkat matriarch, Flower.
Wild Tokyo – Premieres Saturday, July 10
It may be the largest and most densely populated city on Earth, but Tokyo’s 14 million human residents share their home with an astonishing array of wildlife. From jewel beetles and goshawks in the city’s shrines to the forests of Okutama where bears, monkeys, and tanuki feast, this film reveals the power of nature in Japan’s capital as it attracts the world’s attention around the Summer Olympic Games.
Poisonous Liaisons – Full Season 1 Binge Premieres Tuesday, July 13
From scorned lovers, attempted murders, to induced paralysis Poisonous Liaisons delves into history’s most notorious poisoning crimes, revealing their methods and the short and long-term effects their substances had on victims. *Sundance Now
Five Minutes of Heaven – Premieres Wednesday, July 14
From Academy Award-nominated director, this thriller inspired by true events stars Liam Neeson (Taken) and James Nesbitt (Bloodlands) about two men haunted by a tragic act of violence. *IFC Films Unlimited Exclusive
The North Water – AMC+ Original World Premiere Thursday, July 15
Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Ian McGuire, this five-part drama from See-Saw Films stars Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell (In Bruges, True Detective) BAFTA-winner Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, Godless), and SAG Award-winner Stephen Graham (Line of Duty, Boardwalk Empire), adapted and directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Looking). Set in Hull and the ice floes of the Arctic in the late 1850s, the series tells the story of Patrick Sumner (O’Connell), a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as the ship’s doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. Onboard, he meets the harpooner Henry Drax (Farrell), a brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of this world. Hoping to escape the horrors of the past, Sumner finds himself on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath. In search of redemption, his story becomes a struggle for survival in the Arctic wasteland.
The Walking Dead: Origins – Premieres Every Thursday Beginning July 15
As fans gear up for the highly anticipated new season of The Walking Dead, AMC+ is offering an in-depth exploration of some of the series’ most celebrated characters with a series of specials, each charting the story of the zombie apocalypse from the point of view of a single character. Spotlighting Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride), Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan), and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), each episode features new interviews and narrations from the actors that portray these iconic characters, interwoven with clips from the most pivotal moments of their journeys so far. Each episode will also feature an exclusive sneak peek of season 11. Accompanying each special will be a ‘Best Of’ collection, featuring fan-favorite episodes for each character. **Premieres as part of Comic-Con on AMC+ package
The Walking Dead: Origins lineup is as follows:
• Daryl’s Story – Premieres Thursday, July 15
• Maggie’s Story – Premieres Thursday, July 22
• Negan’s Story – Premieres Thursday, July 29
• Carol’s Story – Premieres Thursday, August 5
The Wine Show – Full Season 1 Binge Premieres, Thursday, July 15
This documentary series celebrates all things wine with actors Matthew Goode (A Discovery of Witches) and Matthew Rhys (The Americans). With their base in an Italian countryside villa, the wine lovers go on a journey to discover the stories and history behind the popular beverage as veteran wine experts travel to vineyards and sample some of the best locally produced wines and we meet some of the world’s greatest chefs. *Sundance Now
The Call – Premieres Thursday, July 15
In the fall of 1987, a group of small-town friends must survive the night in the home of a sinister couple after a tragic accident brings them to the couple’s door. Starring Lin Shaye, Tobin Bell, and Chester Rushing. *Shudder Exclusive
Innocent – New Episodes of Season 2 Continue Every Thursday with Season Finale on July 15
Sally’s (Katherine Kelly, Cheat, Criminal: UK) conviction is overturned, and she is found not guilty. She’s spent the last 5 years in prison for the murder of a teenage boy – once her pupil. Now a free woman, life in her hometown has moved on. Her ex-husband is about to remarry, her friends have new lives, and her mother with dementia can no longer remember her. Can she find the real killer and prove her innocence? *Sundance Now Exclusive
The Chateau – Premieres Wednesday, July 21
A pair of mismatched American brothers venture abroad to claim their inheritance in this hilarious, bicultural comedy, starring Paul Rudd and Romany Malco.*IFC Films Unlimited Exclusive
Ultra City Smiths – First Two Episodes Premiere Thursday, July 22 with Subsequent Episodes Released Every Thursday
From AMC Studios and created by Steve Conrad (Patriot, Perpetual Grace), new AMC+ Original Ultra City Smiths unfolds via stop-motion animation of baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters. The series hinges on an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of fictional metropolis Ultra City’s most famous magnate, Smith. Two intrepid detectives, Simpson and Randolph follow the case, rallying to fight against their city’s dangerous corruption, at a high cost to themselves and their families, as they pursue a gentler place to call home. The voice cast includes Kristen Bell (Queenpins), Dax Shepard (Parenthood), Alia Shawkat (Search Party), Tim Meadows (Schooled), Luis Guzmán (Shameless), John C. Reilly (Ralph Breaks the Internet), Jason Mantzoukas (Big Mouth), Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Dolemite Is My Name), Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Julian Barratt (Killing Eve), Sunita Mani (GLOW) and Tom Waits (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) as The Narrator. *AMC+ Original **Premieres as part of Comic-Con on AMC+ package
Kandisha – Premieres Thursday, July 22
It is summer break and best friends Amélie, Bintou and Morjana hang together with other neighborhood teens, having fun, sharing scary stories and urban legends. But when Amélie is assaulted by her ex, she remembers the story of Kandisha, a powerful and vengeful demon. Afraid and upset, Amélie summons her. The next day, her ex is found dead. The legend is true and now Kandisha is on a killing spree— and it’s up to the three girls to break the curse. Directed by Inside and Livid duo Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo. Starring Mathilde Lamusse, Samarcande Saadi, and Suzy Bemba. *A Shudder Original Film
The Gulf – New Episodes Continue Every Thursday with Season Finale on July 22
In Sundance Now’s gripping psychological mystery from New Zealand, Detective Jess Savage (Kate Elliott, Wentworth) is recovering from a car crash that killed her husband when she learns about a new lead in a cold case. Jess restarts the investigation but notices troubling lapses in her memory. As she searches for answers, she begins to fathom that justice isn’t always right, and not all crimes are wrong. *Sundance Now Exclusive
The Wine Show – Full Season 2 Binge Premieres, Thursday, July 22
Based in their beautiful new villa in France, actors Matthew Goode and James Purefoy (Rome) set off on a new challenge every episode, uncovering some of the best wines in the world, and telling the stories that surround them. Matthew Rhys gets the scoop on historic and modern wine gadgets at Berry Brothers & Rudd in London. *Sundance Now
AMC+ San Diego Comic-Con Panels – Premieres Friday, July 23
AMC Networks’ panels will be available to subscribers the day after the San Diego Comic-Con debut. Panel info TBA. **Premieres as part of Comic-Con on AMC+ package
Eden: Untamed Planet – Premieres Saturday, July 24
BAFTA Award-winning actress Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, The King’s Speech) narrates the new BBC America landmark series exploring six of the last untouched locations on earth. The series presents life as nature intended, following the unique way wildlife has adapted to these environments and continues to rise to new challenges over the course of a year.
Kevin Can F**K Himself – New Episodes Continue to Premiere One Week Early Every Sunday with Season Finale on July 25
Starring Emmy-winner Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek), the much-anticipated dark comedy reveals the secret life of a sitcom wife as she breaks through the boundaries of the multi-cam world. Subsequent episodes will continue to premiere every Sunday, one week ahead of the broadcast debut on AMC.
I Trapped The Devil – Premieres Wednesday, July 28
Christmas is supposed to be a time for peace and joyful family reunions. But when Matt (AJ Bowen) and his wife Karen (Susan Burke) show up unannounced at the home of his estranged brother Steve (Scott Poythress) to celebrate the holidays, they’re instead greeted with a horrifying surprise: trapped in the basement is a man – but not just any man. Scott believes his hostage is the devil. *IFC Films Unlimited
The Boy Behind The Door – Premieres Thursday, July 29
A night of unimaginable terror awaits 12-year-old Bobby (Lonnie Chavis) and his best friend, Kevin (Ezra Dewey) when they are abducted on their way home from school. Managing to escape his confines, Bobby navigates the dark halls, praying his presence goes unnoticed as he avoids his captor at every turn. With no means of calling for help and miles of dark country in every direction, Bobby embarks on a rescue mission, determined to get himself and Kevin out alive… or die trying. *Shudder Original
TWD World Beyond: Episode Diaries – New Episodes Continue Every Thursday with Season Finale on Thursday, July 29
Dive deeper into AMC’s newest franchise in The Walking Dead Universe with World Beyond: Episode Diaries, featuring bonus editions of the first season with behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews with the cast and creators.
Magic City – Season 1 Binge Premieres Thursday, July 29
This evocative drama chronicles life in and around the Miramar Playa, a luxury hotel in Miami Beach circa 1959, where manager Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) contends with celebrity guests, politicians and bigwigs, shady characters, and a local mob boss who has designs on taking over the establishment.
The Wine Show – Full Season 3 Binge Premieres, Thursday, July 29
Joining Matthew Goode, Matthew Rhys, and James Purefoy this season is fellow wine enthusiast Dominic West (The Affair). Resident wine experts hit the road with Amelia Singer heading across the US and Joe Fattorini on his way to Thailand, while the boys travel the length of Portugal. New star sommelier Charlotte Wilde takes you to The Azores and finally answers the question, who really invented sparkling wine? *Sundance Now